Over the past several years, our congregation has operated without a permanent church home. But with the imminent move into our new building, now is the time to consider calling a settled minister. As the UUA states, "A called minister becomes less like a 'consultant' and evolves into a vested leadership partner, mutually engaged with the congregation for the fulfillment of its long-term mission."
Fortunately, Kiya Heartwood has come along at just the right moment, and she has expressed interest in becoming our settled minister.
As recommended by the UUA, when a contract minister expresses interest in a call, the congregation's governing board appoints a Call Process Task Force. This task force leads the membership in considering the question of a call and recommends a course of action to the congregation.
Our board appointed Carolyn Clark, Kathi Appelt, Olga Kuchment, Brian Lockridge, and Joe Daigle to help create the conversation to assess the shared ministry of our congregation in light of our long-term mission.
Toward that goal, the task force will hold a special Call Service on Sunday, April 10, in which the process will be explained and questions addressed, followed by small group discussions.
The task force will then create a report that summarizes the congregation's input, keeping individual contributions confidential. If it's determined that the sense of the congregation indicates that now is the time for a settled minister, the board will present the question of calling Reverend Kiya for a vote at the congregational meeting in May.
Please plan to attend this important service on April 10 and stay after for refreshments and participation in the small groups.
If personal attendance is not possible, there will be a virtual meeting at 8 p.m. that day. You may login to our meeting through brazos-uu.org/calendar .
We want to hear from everyone!
Childcare is provided.
Pizza and drinks will be served.